It should be noted:Can not remember or find who asked me to share some data but some may find this interesting. Will preface it by noting that many fans enjoy recruiting rankings. Here are the averages since Pitino started.
As i noted on several occasions , Pitino has recruited just fine according to sites fans adore. In fact he has out recruited UW 5 out of 6 years. With UVA it was better in 3 of 6 seasons. Did not include 2020 becaus eit is not final. People can draw their own conclusions as to evaluations and development.
Top 100 guys during this time frame(2013 class included)
Nova - 15
UVA - 8
Gophers - 4
Also it should be noted Pitino's classes in 14 and 15 both had 5 guys in it, thus due to sheer volume are going to be ranked higher. For instance, Pudue, UConn and MD all had 5 stars in that class that ranked lower than us because of class size. I think that's part of the problem with Pitino. He has taken a large number of guys that simply couldn't play at the B1G level. Plus he had a ton of attrition in his first couple of classes.
I think overall his recruiting has gotten better the last couple of years, but I think it's dumb to compare to these other programs in general. And yes he's clearly not the coach Bennett is, but Bennett also landed a 5 player class in 2012 so his next couple classes were low by comparison.